The Lincolns

The Lincolns

A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary

Book - 2008
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The award-winning author of Ben Franklin's Almanac and Our Eleanor has created an enthralling joint biography of our greatest president, Abraham Lincoln, and his complex wife--a scrapbook history that uses photographs, letters, engravings, and even cartoons, along with a fascinating text, to form an enthralling museum on the page. The Lincolns received four starred reviews and won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Non-Fiction, making this the perfect addition to any collection.

Here are the extraordinary lives of Abraham and Mary, from their disparate childhoods and tumultuous courtship, through the agony of the Civil War, to the loss of three of their children, and finally their own tragic deaths. Readers can find Mary's recipe for Abraham's favorite cake--and bake it themselves; hear what Abraham looked like as a toddler; see a photo of the Lincolns' dog; discover that the Lincoln children kept goats at the White House; see the Emancipation Proclamation written in Lincoln' s own hand. Perfect for reluctant readers as well as history lovers, The Lincolns provides a living breathing portrait of a man, a woman, and a country.
Publisher: New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, c2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780375836183
Characteristics: xiii, 181 p. : ill. ; 31 cm
Call Number: JB LINCOLN, A


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Oct 28, 2016

***** I think I expected a picture-book and light reading. Instead I was totally engaged by the wealth of information about the Lincolns and the hard chronology of their lives. The book's carefully organized details gave me a totally new picture about the times in which they lived and a clearer picture of the inner extraordinary lives they led. Superb book for all.

Jan 20, 2016

I recommend to historian and Lincoln lovers this book has pictures of Abraham Lincoln and Mary Lincoln I highly recommend this book for you.

jjdeclet Apr 14, 2011

Norman A. Sugarman Biography Award Honor


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